The Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi criticizes commander of Iranian Quds Force, general Qasem Soleimani in his visit to Washington in April 2015. CMER’s Hamdi Malik discusses PM Al-Abadi’s concerns about the growing power of Iran-backed Shia paramilitary groups in Iraq.
CMER’s Ibrahim Malazada elaborates on the various stages of the genocidal campaign unleashed against Kurds in Iraq under the late dictator Saddam Hussein’s regime.
Baghdad and other Iraqi cities witness demonstrations against the widespread corruption as well as lack of reliable services in Iraq. CMER’s Hamdi Malik argues that although some of the reforms promised by Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi are among the long awaited list of demands by ordinary people in Iraq, they are not going to tackle the structural problems that have led to the dysfunction of the Iraqi state institutions.